Looking for a unique location to host your school or group sleepover? Have loads of questions? Read on to find out how simple it is!

1. When can I have my sleepover?

Discovery hosts birthday parties on Mondays - Sundays.  There is a minimum of 20 during the week and 25 during the weekends. Discovery is closed on Public Holidays, so we cannot arrange a sleepover night of, or the day before, a Public Holiday.

2. What time can I have my sleepover?

Sleepovers begin at 5pm and go until 8:30am the following morning.

3. Where will my sleepover be held?

Your sleeping mats will be set up in the Auditorium. You will have dinner and breakfast in the Lab.

4. What happens during the party?

When you arrive, you will be directed into the auditorium to pick out a mat and set up your bed.

Your Visit Coordinator will introduce themselves once your group has arrived, they will give you the run -down of the evening. You will have:

  • A drop down the vertical slide
  • Dinner – PIZZA!
  • A tour through the Solar System in the Planetarium
  • Movie on the big screen
  • Sleep time!

In the morning, you will:

  • Get up and pack your gear
  • Have breakfast
  • Play on the exhibits one last time
  • Finish up and go home

5. Is it dark?

Yes, we do turn the lights off in the Centre when it is sleep time. However there are lights in the foyer and toilets should you need them during the night. There is ambient light in the Auditorium.

6. What food will we have for dinner?

We order pizza from Dominos. They cater for Gluten and lactose intolerances, but should you have any specific dietary requirements, let us know we are good at finding the right alternatives. There will be icy poles afterwards.

7. What about breakfast?

There is a range of cereals (even gluten free) and toast for breakfast. Juice is also available.

8. Can we arrive early / stay late?

We only have our staff for your sleepover for a limited time – and they are super busy! Unfortunately we can only allow you in once the Centre is ready for your visit (5pm) and you will need to depart by 8:30 am so we can prepare for the next day. If a staff member is required to be at Discovery outside of the hours that are covered by the sleepover or regular opening hours there will be a staff call out fee of $50.

9. How do I book?

Call us on 5444 4400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10. How much & How do I pay?

One sleepover participant is $45. You will receive a one in ten free adult to this, e.g. 10 kids = 1 free adult. Discovery requires a $350 non-refundable deposit to confirm a sleepover booking, with the remainder to be paid via invoice after your visit, or on the day of departure.

11. What else?

A Quote which includes information you need for your sleepover will be sent at the time of booking.

We will contact you the week of your sleepover to ensure the food choices have been made, and any changes to numbers are noted.